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Creative Homes

Creative Homes
Creative Homes
Creative Homes
Creative Homes

Aims and objectives:
At Creative Homes we support families to give children the best start in life. Our playful solutions reduce daily stresses in the home and help create happier, healthier and better connected families.
From toothbrushing to healthy eating, toilet training to reducing mess and clutter, we’re here to help reduce day-to-day stress in the home. We offer a range of simple playful and creative solutions, which give families a helping hand towards building lasting, positive routines.

Hearts & Minds

Image: Hearts & Minds
Image: Hearts & Minds

Established in 1997, Hearts & Minds is a Scottish charity that helps vulnerable people overcome feelings of powerlessness, anxiety and isolation through the art of therapeutic clowning. In 1999 we launched our Clowndoctors Programme that supports children and young people to cope with life in a hospital or respite care setting and in schools for learners with complex additional support needs. In 2001, we went on to develop the Elderflowers programme, which helps people living with dementia or dementia related conditions in hospitals and long-term care.

Drawing Life

Life Drawing Janet Hemsley

DRAWING LIFE aims to bring life drawing classes to people living with dementia and to exhibit selected work in public galleries.  An unanticipated consequence has been the positive effect the classes have had on carers.  The act of drawing has offered new ways for carers to communicate with and respect participants.    

Changing face of artists' employment

A new report from A-N, the Artists’ Information Company explores the effect of the economic recession on the livelihoods of artists in terms of access to employment and career opportunities and raises concerns about how artists' practice is likely to fare in this period of arts austerity.

Key findings:

  • The impact of the recession on artists' jobs and opportunities on offer was greatest in 2008, when the total value of openly-offered work to artists dropped by 60% on the previous year.
  • In 2009, there was some recovery, with the overall value down only 15% on
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